APOSTATE – Time Of Terror (CD)
Apostate, though not as sick and musically twisted as Asphyx, definitely has packed a whole lot of punch in their debut album “Time Of Terror”.
The five tracks on here are a depressive blend of death metal vocals and doom inspired rhythms, drumming patterns and lengthy tracks. “Solar Misconception” has got some interesting slow, duel, harmonized rhythms with the spoken vocals, and drums that come across as the drums of death. There are a few parts on this song, where it sounds like people in the background are screaming and pleading for their lives – man this sounds so horrid.
“Time Of Terror” is surely a heavy as fuck record, but not something that’s going to rip your face off. The music is more doom, dirge driven, with the growl vocals, and just gnaws at your flesh, biting chunks off, leaving you to beg for mercy, while Apostate goes for your jugular artery.
The five tracks on here average about several minutes in length, and if your attention span is not of a flea, you should dig this album with all its nuances and misery-filled traits.
These guys hail from Ukraine and it’s not surprising to hear so much angst on this album come out, as the Russian invasion must have also played a part in the chaotic nature of “Time Of Terror's” sound and direction.
Highly worth checking out if you enjoyed Asphyx and Autopsy back in the day.
[Ferrum] Sarjoo Devani